Use 17 in 17 Update 3

As you may remember way back at the start of the year I wanted to use up 17 products in 2017 I actually did take the pictures for this way back in September but have had so many other posts which I have wanted to get up in the meantime this is why this one has taken so long to be posted. In the last update, I had managed to finish one item which was the collection concealer. Since then I have actually managed to finish the Revlon colour stay foundation as well which make me happy as I knew this is a product which I have had for way too long and needed to use up this year.

This is a product that for sure I can see a huge difference in because of the fact that there was for sure nowhere as near as much pan on the blush in the last update and now it has crumbled and there is only a very small amount left. This means that using this product can be very hard now because it is hard to get some on your brush. For sure if this is not a product which has been used up by the next update which I think will be in December it will be one which will be heading in the bin because I have used as much as I think is possible to. 
I actually managed to lose the urban decay primer potion which is very annoying because it has meant that I have not been able to make any progress on this hopefully, this is going to be an item which I find because I want to be able to use it as it is a product which I really love. I think Jess got her hands on it and I do not know where she actually put it. 
Benefit porefessional is an item which I have made a little bit of progress on since the last update it is not one which I have been using all of the time and this could be the reason why I have not complete it yet. I have now got below the benefit writing which means that I am getting a lot of use out of this product when I remember to use it. I think should I actually start using this more than I have been there is a huge chance that this will be used up before the end of the year. This for sure is something I would like because it is not my favourite product in this challenge. 
This is another benefit product which I am trying to use up and I have actually had to take the stopper out of this product in order to be able to use a little bit more of the product out because of doing this it means that I have been able to use more of the product from the side rather than taking it down. I know that if I keep using this product it will mean that I will be able to properly be able to use the whole thing up more so as I use more highlight in the winter months for some reason. I really do want to get this finished before I lose it again. 
I do not think that I have actually touched since the last update because it just shows how much I do not love the product which is hard for me to say because usually give it the best try and actually want to use the product up till the end.  The pigmentation is so poor I have to use so much of it when I use the pallete and also it has so much fallout and at the moment I do not have the time to be dealing with it.I am highly unlikely to use it again I might actually end up throwing this one away. Or actually having to force myself to use it at least once a week so that I do make some progress.
This is a product which I have been using a little bit at a time I think there is now less than a 1/4 left in this product. I think that I have been using this a couple of times a week but I know I need to use more of the lip balm to keep my lips in good condition and this is one which I am loving because I have been wearing more matte lipsticks which means that my lip balms need to keep my lips softer because otherwise, I feel like my lipstick does not look as good as it could. This is a product which I would love to finish before the end of the year because I am sure it is possible. 
This is a product which I have used a hell of a lot because of the warm weather which we had been having this summer I managed to be able to get a complete ring of pan. This is a product which I have not managed to use so much because of the fact that I have been using some other products which have halted the progress on this item. I am sure that this is a product which I am not going to complete this year however, I am sure I will be getting a little bit more use out of this product the year is out. It is only when I look back on the last update that I realise how much progress I have made on this product. 
This is the NYC lip stain in smooch proof and for some reason like the idiot I am I have taken this picture the wrong way around.l I think I am up to the S in Stain however it can be pretty hard due to the packaging to see how much of this you have used. I have found myself having to twist this product up a lot more maybe this is because the product is drying out it could be for another reason. I have been using this one for days when I just want something subtle to wear to university. I would love to get to the end of the word stain before the next update but I am unsure how possible that is because I have been loving a lot of different lip shades recently.

Again it is hard to see how much of the stain I have used but I was about the same as the one in smooch proof but I think I am actually up to the A in stain. I have not been reaching for this one as much for some reason maybe it is because I have been loving some other shades a hell of a lot more and I have found the staying power on these is not great. I hope again to get to the end of the word stain with this before I do my next update I must remember to put them in my bag and then I will actually reach for them more.

The Rimmel scandleyes in Nude is another one which I do not think I have sharpened which means that it will not have got any smaller. I am unsure if I actually reached for this item this is something which I really need to change because I loved it so much.I do not know the reason that I have not reached for it I think I might have to hide the new one of this product so I make sure that I am actually using the same one every time rather than using one which could be a different pencil. I think that I need to actually start using it because then I may see some progress.

Another product which I have not used because I lost it for a few months and obviously when it is lost I can not use the product.  I am talking about the Essence  Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever. I seem to remember that this was not the greatest eyeliner and have ones which I prefer so reach for them when I want eyeliner. It is not a thing which I usually apply every day anymore because I want to be out the door as quickly as possible now because I fear to missing my train.

The body shop shimmer lip gloss in Cranberry is one which I have only used a handful of times because I have found that it is too sticky for me. I hate sticky lipgloss when you have long hair you hate this kind because they seem to always too sticky with you hair. I think the packaging does not entice me a lot I have put this next to my bed now and may apply it when I go to bed in order to hydrate my lips and actually get some of the product used up. I would love to make some more visible progress with this product in the next few months because I really do want it to be used up.

I think that I have halved the size of the Essence concealer I can not actually think of the name of it and it has rubbed off I think it is antispot. I am amazed how much progress I have managed to make on this because at the start of the project I thought this would be one which I would struggle with due to it being a stick form. I think that if I continue to use the product at the rate which I have been doing it could be one of the next products to be used up. I think I am just going to continue because shock this is one of the only items I am happy with the progress of on.

The final item in this update because I have managed to miss place my soap and glory lipstick and on and on bronze cream eyeshadow that is what you get when you let Jess play near your make up. The final item is the Lush Santa Baby lip scrub the dip in this has got a lot deeper than it was when I put this in the project. This is one which I know for sure I will be using more in the next few months because I wear more matte colours as I am at work and I need them to last and for that you need amazing lips. I do not aim to finish this product I just aim to make some decent progress on this scrub. I would love to hit pan on the bottom of the jar.

Have you used any products recently or any challenges like this because I love looking at the updates.

Charlotte x

Use 17 in 17 Update 2

As you may remember way back at the start of the year I wanted to use up 17 products in 2017. I didn’t do an update in February due to the fact that I did not manage to use as much of the products as I thought I might and I felt like there was no progress. I will admit I have managed to lose one of the products because Jess has been playing with my makeup which means I lose it easily.  These pictures were actually taken at the start of the month however, I have just not had time to put them up on my blog so they have been progressing since on some of them.

The first product which I am going to share with you is the Revlon Colour Stay this is a foundation which I have been using because it is my winter shade, This is one which I have now have to really shake to get any product out so it is really close to being actually finished. I have been using this a lot however, I can not wait to repurchase this one and then I will have the pump because this is something which my doesn’t have due to its age. I think I will only be able to use this if I mix it with a foundation which is too dark for me because I have a slight tan now and this would be way to light for me.

The next item is one which I can see the difference in and it is the Sleek Rose Gold Blush the pan on this has grown a lot to the left and on the top. The product is getting really thin and I can see this crumbling a lot soon because of this. I have only been using this blush for the past few months which shows when I put my mind to it I can use some serious amount of product. This is one I can see myself using a lot more now because I seem to be wearing more makeup. I can see myself hitting pan completely on the left side by the next update which I aim to make in August.

The urban decay primer potion is one which has had a little bit of love recently maybe this is because of the warm weather I have wanted to make sure that my eyeshadow is going to stay in place. This has gone from been around the d of decay to around the a of urban. I think this is going to be a product which I end up using more while the weather is so warm. I think that I might actually be able to use this product up before the end of the year my target for the next 3 months is the u in urban.

Porefessional I do not think I have made a secret is not one of my favourite products because of the film that it seems to leave on my skin. I do not think I have not used this product since around April I might have used it a couple of times since then but due to the really small amount that you need to use you can hardly see any progress. I hope to use this product a lot more because I really want it to go and if I do not start using it soon it is not going to be gone before the end of the year.

High beam is a product which there does not look like a lot of progress has been made on however the progress has actually been on clearing out the bit behind where I had made progress and you can now see through the packaging. Even though the product has not gone down it has made a massive dent into clearing the product which is something I am proud of. I really need to use high beam more because since adding it into this project I have really enjoyed using it. I think if I put my mind to it I could have this product completed in the next couple of months.

This pallete is one which I know that I am not going to complete because I have realised how much I actually do not like this product. The pigmentation is so poor I have to use so much of it when I use the pallete and also it has so much fallout and at the moment I do not have the time to be dealing with it. I do not think I have used this product since the last update and I think I am highly unlikely to use it again I might actually end up throwing this one away. Or actually having to force myself to use it at least once a week so that I do make some progress.

ELF SPF 15 Lip Balm is a product which I will admit I have actually been using a little bit but due to the amount that you need it takes a while for progress to be made and be seen easily. I think that I have been using this a couple of times a week but I know I need to use more of the lip balm to keep my lips in good condition anyway while we are having this warm weather so this maybe the perfect time to do this. I aim by Sepetember to have less than I currently do maybe have used  1/4 of what is left.  This is a product which I have been loving and I rarely use any other lipbalm because of how easy this product is.

The last time I did an update the Essence say matte powder had the tiniest bit of pan however, this has expanded over the last couple of months as you can see and the area around the pan has got a lot thinner. This powder has not been used that much in the last month or so because I have fallen in love with a Nars one which I purchased at the end of last year.  I really need to focus on this one because the packaging has broken and now I can not travel with it while it is warm and I am needing to powder more I should see a huge change in this product.

This is the NYC lip stain in smooch proof and for some reason like the idiot I am I have taken this picture the wrong way around.l I think I am up to the S in Stain however it can be pretty hard due to the packaging to see how much of this you have used. I have found myself having to twist this product up a lot more maybe this is because the product is drying out it could be for another reason. I have been using this one for days when I just want something subtle to wear to university. I would love to get to the end of the word stain before the next update but I am unsure how possible that is because I have been loving a lot of different lip shades recently.

Again it is hard to see how much of the stain I have used but I was about the same as the one in smooch proof but I think I am actually up to the A in stain. I have not been reaching for this one as much for some reason maybe it is because I have been loving some other shades a hell of a lot more and I have found the staying power on these is not great. I hope again to get to the end of the word stain with this before I do my next update I must remember to put them in my bag and then I will actually reach for them more.

The Rimmel scandleyes in Nude is another one which I do not think I have sharpened which means that it will not have got any smaller. I am unsure if I actually reached for this item this is something which I really need to change because I loved it so much.I do not know the reason that I have not reached for it I think I might have to hide the new one of this product so I make sure that I am actually using the same one every time rather than using one which could be a different pencil. I think that I need to actually start using it because then I may see some progress.

Another product which I have not used because I lost it for a few months and obviously when it is lost I can not use the product.  I am talking about the Essence  Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever. I seem to remember that this was not the greatest eyeliner and have ones which I prefer so reach for them when I want eyeliner. It is not a thing which I usually apply every day anymore because I want to be out the door as quickly as possible now because I fear to missing my train.

The body shop shimmer lip gloss in Cranberry is one which I have only used a handful of times because I have found that it is too sticky for me. I hate sticky lipgloss when you have long hair you hate this kind because they seem to always too sticky with you hair. I think the packaging does not entice me a lot I have put this next to my bed now and may apply it when I go to bed in order to hydrate my lips and actually get some of the product used up. I would love to make some more visible progress with this product in the next few months because I really do want it to be used up.

I think that I have halved the size of the Essence concealer I can not actually think of the name of it and it has rubbed off I think it is antispot. I am amazed how much progress I have managed to make on this because at the start of the project I thought this would be one which I would struggle with due to it being a stick form. I think that if I continue to use the product at the rate which I have been doing it could be one of the next products to be used up. I think I am just going to continue because shock this is one of the only items I am happy with the progress of on.

The final item in this update because I have managed to miss place my soap and glory lipstick and on and on bronze cream eyeshadow that is what you get when you let Jess play near your make up. The final item is the Lush Santa Baby lip scrub the dip in this has got a lot deeper than it was when I put this in the project. This is one which I know for sure I will be using more in the next few months because I wear more matte colours as I am at work and I need them to last and for that you need amazing lips. I do not aim to finish this product I just aim to make some decent progress on this scrub. I would love to hit pan on the bottom of the jar.

I have only used one item in the whole of these 6 months but I have decent progress on a couple of them I do not think I am going to be able to finish 17 because I have been taking far too many make up free days but who knows it may change and I might make some amazing progress in the last 6 months of the year.

Have you tried to finish any make up off recently?

Charlotte x

Convert Old Candles to Wax Tarts

As you might know I am a huge candle addict however I hate it when you get to the bottom of a candle and you actually  have some wax left but the candle will not light as the wick has burnt out. I decided that I was sick of it so much I wondered if I could turn some of my favourite candles into wax tarts and actually enjoy them in my wax tart burner. I have done this a couple of times now with great success so I have decided that I am going to share how I do it with you.

The first thing which you need to do is find a candle which you like which you have burnt as far as down as you can, I have this Cranberry one which was a dupe for bath and body works which I picked up from B&M at Christmas time, I actually finished this one in about February but just haven’t converted them into tarts till now.

As you can see I have burnt as much as I can the wick has now disappeared and this means that I can not light it even thought there is actually a ton of wax left. You do not need a lot of things to turn them into tarts you need a kettle to boil water in a mixing bowl and am ice cube tray. You can use your normal mixing bowl however, I think I would use a spare ice cube tray because you are going to pour hot wax in them and I would not want to then make ice cubes with the same tray in case there is something in the wax which makes them undrinkable.

The first thing which I do after boiling the water is pour it in to a mixing bowl making sure that the fill line is actually above the amount of wax. The reason that it needs to be boiling water is so that the wax actually melts. Make sure that you pour the water in the bowl not into the candle because if this occurs it will mean that you are diluting the wax so it will not be strong scented when you go to burn the tarts. ,You need to make sure that all of the wax is meted before you pour it it may take a while so you need to be patient.

Once all of the wax is melted slowly pour the wax make sure that you do not get too close to the the top because you need to be able to pop them out when the wax has actually has actually dried, Depending on the amount of the wax which you have you may get multiple tarts I think from the one which I have shown you I managed to get 6 small tarts which are the same size as ice cubes. They still have the same amount of scent as when it was a candle and this way means that you do actually get to use the most of the candle.

Have you got a favourite candle which you wish was not running out that you would love to turn into wax tarts?

Charlotte x

Use 17 in 17 update 1

As you may remember way back at the start of the year I wanted to use up 17 products in 2017. I didn’t do an update in February due to the fact that I did not manage to use as much of the products as I thought I might and I felt like there was no progress. I will admit I have managed to lose one of the products because Jess had the Soap and Glory Lipstick in Pompom. I am sure that I am going to find it at some stage in the future and actually will be able to use it all up. Another product which you may notice is missing is the collection lasting perfection concealer this is because I have managed to complete this already I have one in my stash which I will be using in the next few months but I am glad my old one has been completed.

The first product which I am going to share with you is one which I know that I haven’t used at all in the two months which is really annoying because I am never going to finish if I don’t use it. The product which I am talking about is the Revlon Colourstay foundation. I feel like this is a product which I am going to use this more when I need a foundation to last all day I am sure this is one which I will be using for the grand national which I will be attending at the start of next month. My aim is to start using this in the next couple of months.

The next item is one which I can see the difference in and it is the Sleek Rose Gold Blush I can see the pan has grown on the left which is always good because more pan means that I am using the product up. I can also see that the right side is starting to thin out as well. I am unsure if I am going to be able to finish the whole blush in the time but I am glad that I can see more pan. Because of the colour, this is one which I am sure will be used more in the summer months because it is such an easy colour to wear and it makes me look like I have been in the sun.

Urban decay primer potion is one which I have not been reaching for a lot because I have not been wearing too much eyeshadow. I think that I have really only this once but this will change when I have more time on my hands in the mornings I will be able to do more eyeshadow my aim for this product is to use it a couple of times and I am sure this is something I will be doing as I have some exciting things coming up next month which may see me using more eyeshadow so I will be reaching for my primer.

Benefit porefessional is one product that I really can not stand it just seems to leave a horrible film on my skin which I can not be dealing with. However, with this been said I have used this a handful of times because of the fact that I do want this product to be gone. I have used half of this so I am sure that if I put my mind to it I will be able to finish it up in the next couple of months.

This is another product which I did not think that I had used a lot but when I look back on the pictures I can tell that some have been made as I have gone down to the E now and was on the a The highlight is naturally something which I reach for in the summer months so this is something which in the next few months I am sure you will be able to see a change in. I really want this product to be gone before September and I am sure it is achievable.

The pigmentation in this eyeshadow pallete is poor for me which makes me not want to go and reach for it because every time I do I seem to be very disappointed which is never a good thing. This is the Avon 8 in 1 pallete if you was not aware of it. I think I have used it a handful of times because I have others which I love more but in order to start using this I think I am going to have to use it at least once a week so I can make some dents in it. This is a product which I really do not think I will have finished before the end of the year I think is a step too far for me but only time will tell. 

ELF SPF 15 Lip Balm is a product which I will admit I have actually been reaching for at least 3/4 times a week which is a great way to make progress. I don’t feel like you can see that I have made that much progress because of the fact you don’t need a lot of it and also because it is clear. This is one which I am going to try and maintain because I am sure that it can be finished before the end of the year which is going to be a huge achievement for someone like me who doesn’t use a lot of lipbalm. I think this is one which I would repurchase if I found it again

The powder is a product which I seem to reach for more in the summer months so I do not go oily but as you can see I have made a little bit of progress on the Essence stay all day powder because I have now hit a small amount of pan. This is one which will start going faster when the weather becomes warmer because if you are in the UK you will know how cold it has been and I do not need much powder. I have decided that if I have not completed this before the end of the year I may end up throwing it away because of the broken packaging.

When I started the project the NYC lip stain in smooch proof was close to the L in lip stain and now it is closer to the S. It is really hard to see how much of this you have used in on the picture but I promise that is how much I have. I have found that I have come to love these products because they are so easy to wear even for university which means that I am reaching for them quite a lot at the moment. I would love to be half way up the stain part by the next update and I am confident of using that much if I maintain the rate I am currently working at.

Again it is hard to see how much of the stain I have used but I was about the same as the one in smooch proof but I think I am actually up to the T in stain in this one which is the shade rock on ruby. If I have not been using smooch proof I have been using this one I am confident that I can make more progress on these due to the fact that I am loving them so much. I would love to use to the end of the word stain in this product by the next update this may be setting myself a really hard challenge but only time will tell.

The Rimmel scandleyes in Nude is another one which I do not think I have sharpened which means that it will not have got any smaller. I am unsure if I actually reached for this item this is something which I really need to change because I loved it so much. It might make me look more awake which is something which I need at this time when I have so many assignments which need completing. So look out for some progress on this item in the next update.

Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever this is a product which I know I have only used once and I was not too impressed with it which is the reason why I have not used it again At least I have managed to get a small amount of progress but the aim for time item is to use it a handful of times before the next update in order for progress to be made.

I think I have used this a few times but due to the fact I have been reaching for the ELF lip balm, it means I have not been reaching for this one as a much. However, I can see that I have made a tiny bit of pan but for me, this lip balm is way to sticky and this is why I do not reach for it more even though I really should.  I want to make the sides go down a little bit in the next few months and then this will prove to me that this product is going down.

Cream eyeshadow is something which I love because to me it means that I can swipe the colour all the way over the eyes. However, this is a product which you do not use a lot of which means that these products seem to last for a long time. I have been using this product every couple of days but they does not seem to be much different but I do aim to use a lot more of this product when it is the summer months.

Since I managed to finish one product I have decided to add another one this is the Lush santa lip scrub which I know is out of date but this is not something which bothers me at all. I love the way that this polishes my lips and makes sure that there are no dead skin on my lips which makes applying lipsticks easier. This product you need the smallest amount of so it is going to take a while I just want to see how much progress I can make in the year.

Are you trying to use up some products this year?

Charlotte x

Project Polish 2017

I planned on actually doing project polish with these colours last year however this was something which never ended up happening. I think I had already given up after one month which really disappointed me because I need to get some use out these colours because I have an every growing collection everyone has to use up old ones in order to purchase more right? I am guilty of buying the same shade twice and also purchasing it using it once and not using the colour again for a really long time.  So it will come to you as not surprise that I have never actually finished a nail polish.

I have chosen 12 different nail colours which I want to use this year I will say this now if I managed to finish up a shade I will actually be replacing it with another one from my collection so I can see how many I can actually finish this year. Even if it does mean just using up the majority of a colour.

The first shade I actually have is Himalayan Blue from Sally Hansen Complete Manicure Range.This is a colour which I have used a lot actually which is shock. This is one which I would say you only need a couple of coats for it to look like it does in the swatch as you can tell or may be able to from my line I have used around half of this polish I would say. The reason behind this is the bottom is actually solid glass so it does finish higher up than it looks. This is a formulae for me which does not seem to dry or I would have used more of it so this is going to be one which only gets used when I do not have a need to use my nails for a while.

The next shade which I am going to try and use up is the Maybelline Color show in Peach Smoothithis is the only one of the Maybelline which I am not a massive fan of as it seems watery.
. I think I have only used this polish once but this is one which I can see me using on my toes so that I use it up or make a dent in this because it is one which I would avoid putting on my fingers. This is one which I would not use if it was not for this polish so this is why I choose this one. I may change my mind on this product as time goes on it does actually look so beautiful I really need to use it more.

Another polish which is from Maybelline again it is in the Colour show in Speeding Light. This is one which I managed to use so much of when I did this challenge for a month last year. I think I have used around 1/4 of the polish. This is one which I adore so much and I feel like it is perfect for all year round so it will be on my nails so much and I am sure you may see a ton of progress over the space of the year. I do not have a shade like this in my collection either well I can not think of one.

I  have chosen the MUA Polish in Pistachio Ice Cream this is a small bottle, however, there is just over half of the bottle left. The reason why I have chosen this is due to it been a dupe for Essie Mint Candy Apple which I already have in my collection so I can afford to use this polish up. This is the polish which I expect to be gone in the first couple of months I have already had to put some nail polish thinner in so that I can use the rest of it up and stop it going gloopy. This is one which I want to use so much this upcoming spring as I feel this is when I am going to get the most use out of it. 
I have decided that I am going to have a shade which I love which is Model’s Own Pukka Purple I stuck a cotton bud in to try and guess where this is up to. I have come to the conclusion that I am around 1/4 through this bottle and it one of my favourite and models own do have a lot more polish in a bottle than any other brand. This is one which I can see lingering for a long time but this will not bother me I am sure I can do loads of looks with it. This is a matte shade as well but this does not stop me making it glossy with the use of a topcoat. 
Seen as I really love the Maybelline formula normally I have decided to add another shade into this project. This one is Cool Blue I have been using this a lot through the year and now I would say I have used between 1/4 and 1/2 of this product. This is one I have been known to use when I am doing dotted nails or when using glitter. I do not think that it will take all year for me to use it because of the fact that I love it so much hopefully it will be finished before the end of summer. 
The next polish which I choose is a Ruby and Millie polish however I do not know the shade name this is a dark purple/black shade. I have made a mark on this polish but you can’t see it due to how dark the polish is. I don’t really like this shade too much this is the reason why I am trying to use it up I think around a third of the polish is gone. I would love to finish it so that it is out of my collection I do not even remember purchasing this and I know that they are no longer a brand or I have not seen them for a super long time. I feel like I am more likely to use this before spring and then again when it becomes autumn and winter so I want to make a lot of progress on this before I put it away for the summer. 
The next shade I picked is one which I am not too keen on to try and get some which I don’t like too much out of my collection. This is one of those it is a bluey grey shade which I just don’t love this shade is the Model’s Own in Blueberry MuffinAs you can see I have hardly used any of the polish because of not liking it so hopefully I can get half way through this I will be happy because other wise it is on which I would have avoided and used something else if I had my whole collection. I am thinking I may come around to this shade or find a way that I can incoprate this into a nail art look and use a lot doing this.
Can you tell that I love these Maybelline polishes yet? This is yet another one this is the one in Urban Turquoise. I have used about a third of this maybe a little bit more than this. I really don’t know what happened when I took a picture of this but the line seems all strange. This is a shade which is beautiful at any time of year so this is why I have added this to the project because I think I can make a huge dent in it if I don’t completely use it up. This is one which in my head secretly I really want to finish I am sure I can do it if I work hard on it. 
I promise that this is the last of the Maybelline polishes now and this one is the one which I would without a doubt say has the most progress on and it is Pink Bikini. I have a feeling from the mark which I got that I am around half way if not more through this polish.  This is one which you would think would be on of the first to go however, it seems to be a shade which I only reach for in the warmer months so we may be waiting a few months until it is completed. This is for sure one which I will be really annoyed if I do not complete this year. 
Oops I may have told a slight lie when I said the last one was the last Maybelline I really do promise that this one is.  This is one I fell in love with Last Christmas I feel like I used it for a while and then lost it completely. This means that I did not make amazing progress on it as it was missing for nearly a whole year, I am just above the label and I only seem to reach for this polish in autumn and winter so I may not complete it all but at least I will have a huge dent in it as I try and use it completely. 
Finally glitter is something else which I rarely use for some reason even though I seem to owe a lot of glitter polishes so I decided to add one to this project. The one I have is the Barry M in Rose Quartz GlitterAs you can see from this picture this polish is just a little bit below the ridge. I aim to use half of this polish instead of the whole bottle due to the fact that it is a glitter, however, if I do get more used it will be a bonus. 
Have you ever used a nail polish?
Charlotte x

Use 17 in 2017

I realised this year that I have way to many products not just beauty which I am always using but make up.I never seem to get through a product due to the fact that I am always chopping and changing products. I blame being a blogger for this and always wanting to try new things.

This year I have decided that I want to try and use up 17 make up products some of these have had plenty of love which should mean that there no reason why these products should not be finished up. Some of the other items are ones which I really have not shown enough love to and have had too long so I need to either use them up or throw them away. I decided I would rather use them than actually throw them away.

The first item which I had in my use 6 by Christmas challenge was the body shop lip balm in Cranberry. This I did not manage to finish however, I did use it a handful of times I used to adore the lip balm but as time has gone on I find it way to sticky. There is a small amount of pan which is showing but there is a fair amount up the sides. This is the only one of two lip balm I am working on so this should be gone this year. At the moment I am applying this before bed so that it does not bother me how sticky the product is.

The other lip balm which I am trying to use it the ELF SPF 15 Lip Balm this is one which has hardly been touched but I much have had for a fair few years now. This product has not gone bad but I would love to use before it does. I can see myself using this when I want a less sticky lip balm I ordered this because I wanted the SPF in it for a holiday however, after coming back I did not reach for it because I didn’t feel the SPF was needed in the UK. This I feel like may be used up in the summer months. This may be added to my uni bag for the start of the year so I get a head start on it before the summer.

Benefit Porefessional is a product which I have had sample size for a ages I managed to use half of the product as you can see this is when I realised I didn’t feel like it was actually doing a lot for me. After this I just stopped using it which is the worst thing I could have done because I have half left I feel like if I use this a handful of times a month it should be finished in no time. This is one which I will not be repurchasing for sure.

Another sample size product I want get through this year is the Benefit High Beam I have only tried this a couple of times however, I want to be able to form an opinion on this product. I do not have many sample size products so I thought I would include this in the challenge before I actually lose it for it never to be found again. Who knows I might find that I actually really love this product and end up purchasing it.

While on base/face products I thought I would include them. I have decided to try and use up two of my concealers the first is the Essence Pure Skin Anti-Spot cover stick  in shade 2 Sand this is something which I used to use a lot when I first receive this, I have a feeling that I stopped using this due to it been in stick form. I would say that around half of this product has been used I am actually looking forward to seeing if this is something I can fall in love with again.

The other concealer which I would love to finish is the Collection Lasting Perfection in shade 3 Medium. The reason I stopped using this is due to it becoming too dark for me however, I have decided that I could use it when I have a tan as there really only is a small amount left. I can not find how much there is too mark this product but by feeling it I know that it is not very much at all.I already have a back up for when it runs out and that is the shade 2 one instead which hopefully will suit me better.

Revlon Colourstay foundation is another product which I would like to use this is not one which I use every day as I find it a bit too much coverage for me, The real reason I want to use this up is because it now come with a pump and mine doesn’t I have a feeling it maybe used a hell of a lot more if I had a pump because I would not feel like I was wasting as much of the product.  I have this in the shade Buff again this a product which I can not show you how much of is left because it does not settle. I have a feeling because I know how much I have used that there is around half left but this is just a guess there could be more they could be less.

The final base product I want to use is Essence Stay all day powder in Matt Beige the reason behind this is the packaging is broken when means that is is annoying to travel with as you can see it has marks from brush handles in now, There is a dip in the middle of this product which feels to be deep in one section, I love this powder nearly as much as I liked the Rimmel Stay Matte one. So this should not be too much of an issue to finish up this year however, I feel like it could be a challenge one which I am going to enjoy.

Sleek Blush in Rose Gold is one which I have adored for a number of years now I have a feeling it is nearly one of the only products I own from this brand. As you can see there is a huge amount of pan showing on this product and the sides are actually thinning out from use. I have decided that I want to see if I can use this up so I can possibly buy the palette which 3 blushes in from Sleek and I am sure that this one is in that so I would like to move this out first.

Another item which I have a similar reason for wanting to finish is the urban decay eye primer potion I have feeling that this is the travel size however I actually have two of these. I would rather get through one of them so that they do not end up going bad, I know that this is going to be a super challenge as you only need the smallest amount of this product and I am yet to make a dent into this product, This may be doable if I use the product often I will have to use this in order to be able to use some of the other items in the challenge.

I have decided to add a pallete into this challenge to make it even harder I have chosen the Avon 8 in 1 neutral tones. I have had this for a long time longer than I want to actually admit so I have decided because it is not the most highly pigmented product I want to get through it. As you may be able to tell there is dips in a lot fair amount of the shades. I do not know how deep these pans are but I feel like there is not a lot to them. I feel like I could get a lot of use out of this and have my first eyeshadow actually finished.

Another eyeshadow I want to use up is the Maybelline colour tattoo in on and on bronze I have a fear that it may dry out as i have had this for a couple of years well maybe 18 months. However I ant to try and get it all used up and gone before then, Currently there is a slightly dip in this product but it is one which I do use pretty often so I would love to have it completed before the end of the year. I have heard that these are really tricky to pan so lets see how this goes for me.

I have chose to include two eyeliners into the project in an attempt to make me wear it more often as this has become something I have neglected now I have to be out of the door fast in a morning. The first one is Rimmel Scandleyes in Nude this is a product I love that much I already actually have a back up for and this one has only been sharped around twice so there is plenty left. I used to tightline with this to make my eyes look wider and more awake something I could do with doing on them early uni mornings.

The other eyeliner I have added I am unsure if I have ever used before it is the Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever. This really is going to be a challenge due to the fact I am not sure yet if I ever like the product hopefully I do and I will get it completely used up if I don’t end up loving it I could always swap it for another black eyeliner I have in my huge collection.

I have decided to add 3 lip products in this challenge two been the same however they are different shades they are the NYC Smooch Proof lipstain’s, These used to be one of my faviourites but have not been used in a long time as you can tell from my markings there is still loads left of them. This is not a problem as they can be applied on the go and I feel like need topping up after a few hours of wear. The shades I have are Rock on Ruby and Smooch Proof I can see myself teaming these with other lip products to use them up and create shades which are going to last.

The final product which I am trying to use up this year is the Soap and Glory lipstick in Pom Pom for ages this used to be one of my favourite shades to wear on a night out. Since having Jess there has not been as many of them I have a feeling that this shade is around 5 years old so is one which needs to get more love and maybe finished.  I think that there is around half again of this product left hopefully this is one I will rekindle my love for again

I am also going to be trying to use some nail polish up this year that post will be up next week so please keep an eye out for that

Are you trying to use products up this year?

Charlotte x

Use 6 by Christmas – Update 2

Hi Guys

It has been about a month since I last posted about this challenge were I am trying to use 6 products up before Christmas now we are in the final month and I am becoming scared that I am not going to get everything finished. This is ok with me as I have made progress on them and can always roll them over into the next seasonal challenge I do.

Before we start as you might imagine I actually finished four of these products which I am so happy about however. I am unsure if I will actually finish the other items off if this makes sense.

The first product which I used up was the Body shop Love etc perfume which I can not repurchase due to the fact that it has been discontinued I think it was like 3 years ago which shows how long I have had this product. I have decided that I am going to use up another perfume which I have had for a while which is the Fergie Outspoken Intense perfume this is going to be my everyday perfume for now until it has been used up and it is nearly full.

The next is The Body Shop Lip Balm in Cranberry I have hardly used this product again this month I feel like I have used it a couple of times because it really is too sticky for me. I have put this next to my bed in order to see if it makes me use any more of it up. Hopefully it will because it is a product which I really want to use up very soon as I have had it so long but I don’t see myself using it all before Christmas so this may be in my next seasonal challenge.

John Freida bleach blonde shampoo is another one which I have used up this month. I only have to use this once a week it means I don’t get through a lot of this. I actually am going to miss this product and this started out as once which I didn’t like and wanted to completely use it up but now I like it that much that I may purchase it after I have used all the shampoos which I have in the house.  I have now decided that I am going to try the Lush Big shampoo I will let you know how I get on with this 

The Lush Salted Coconut scrub is the third item and this is one which I am glad out of my bathroom because I really am not a fan of the the scent this reminds me of playdough so this will not be repurchased and the fact I know I have a ton of other scrubs to use which was not helping me want to use it up. I have decided to use a Ted Baker scrub up next again this is not my favouite however I got in for Christmas a few years ago so I want use it before it goes bad if that is possible. 


The next item I have is the Lush Mask of Magnanimity I think I have only used this product once in the whole of this month this may be due to not having time to take baths and this is when I use this product. I am not going to finish this time unless I use is a hell of lot this month. Because I love it would rather enjoy it rather than just use it up because of this challenge but I may actually make a dent in this because I am going to be off uni which means that I can treat my skin more as i will have only more time

The final item which I used up was  the Lush let the good time roll cleanser which I feel like only lasted a couple of days after the last update, I have repurchased however, I decided to try the limited edition Buche de Noel which Joe helped me pick out and to be honest I am loving so that’s some boyfriend points for him.  

Are you doing a challenge like this, if so how are you getting on?

Charlotte x

Use 6 by Christmas- Update 1

Hi Guys

Today I decided that I am going to share an update on how I am getting on use up challenge. As you may have seen I am trying to use to these 6 products above before Christmas due to the fact I know I will be receiving some amazing bits around the festive period. I am amazed by the difference that I have made on some of the products however I am disappointed about some of them but there is always time to change this. I hope to do another update around the start of December and then the finale. If you have not seen my starting point please do so you can see how much progress I have made the post is here.

I the first update I was right up at the top of the writing which said the body shop.On this Love etc perfume. As you can see now I am right down to the writing at the bottom.  I am amazed how much of this product I have used because it is not my favourite scent but it is one which is going down fast. I am sure if I make as much progress as I have been doing this product will be gone before the next update. I apologise for the quality this picture because this perfume did not want to play ball.

The second product I want to update you on is the Body shop lip balm in Cranberry. This is a product that I do not think I have used more than twice which is really bad if I want to start seeing progress on this I need to use it more. I am going to start using this on a night due to the fact that I can feel my lips drying out however I do not like the feeling on my lips but if I am asleep this should not bother me at all. My target for the next update is to start using this product more than a handful of times.

The next product that I am trying to use up is the John Freida bleach blonde shampoo. This is a product which I have found out I actually do like during trying to use this up in the project. I have relised if I use this product it means I only have to wash my hair once a week. However the downside to this means that I am not using as much product when I started this project the product was half way up the b in bleach. As you can see it has only been a small amount gone but I am semi confident this can be used up before Christmas. My hair will be getting wet and dry all the time now the weather has changed so this may mean getting more used.
This is the Lush salted coconut hand and body scrub. This is one of the products which I like but the smell of playdough means that I do not use it as much as I should. I try and scrub my body once a week and made sure that this is the only one which I use. In the first update I would say I had around 75% left and now I would guess that there is around 50% this is some progress which I am proud of, If I can maintain this progress I should be able to use this product up before Christmas.  This for sure is not a product that I will be repurchasing I can not wait to get back to my Lush ocean salt which is my holy grail product at the moment. 
This is the Lush mask of magnanimity this is one of my favourite facemask however I have not managed to use much of this product I think that I have only used this a couple of times. This means that I have not used that much of the product. I still think that I am around half way down this my skin keeps breaking out so I think this is a product which I should be heading for and seeing if this improves as well as helps use this product up. 
  
The final item is the Lush let the good time roll cleanser as you can see I have made a significant amount of progress on this item.I had only used it a handful of times before putting it in this project. As you can see now I have hardly any of this product left. I decided to put this in my bathroom and used it every morning when I had a shower this has meant that I have been using the product up. This is something which I am proud about and I think that there is no doubt about it this product will be gone before the next update.
Do you have any ideas how I could use some of these products up in order to have more progress?
Charlotte x

Use 6 by Christmas

Hi Guys

I know some of you may be cringing at the title because I have mentioned that dreaded C word. I am sorry about that but there is a reason for that and let me explain that one to you. I have decided that I know I get a number of new beauty products as gifts however I still have loads and I need to use some up before they go bad. For around a year now I have been aware of the panning community on Youtube and it is something I have always said that I was going to do however until now I have never but now seems the right time for me, So I have careful selected 6 items out of my collection that I want to use up by Christmas. I hopefully will be doing monthly updates on these products,

I first product I have selected is this Body Shop perfume in the scent Love ETC as you can see I have used just to above the writing which I would say is around half way due to the fact that there is some thick glass on the bottom before the product starts, I received this in a set a few years ago and have used a bit of it however I have a fair few perfumes right now and I decided that I really need to target one which I am going to use up so I choose this one as it has the most used out of it. I have started to use this daily if I am going out of the house in order to try and get it used up so hopefully this will work as I am out of the house usually 6 days a week. To use this up may be a challenge but I would love to make a huge dent in using it up. 

The next product is also one from the body shop and it is one of there lip balms in Cranberry this also is a year old at least due to the fact I remember picking this up in the winter months when it was cold. As you can see I have hit a small amount of pan on this but it is not worn even there is a lot of product up the sides which really needs using up. I have a fair amount of lip balms to use and due to the fact that these are in a pot I don’t take them out with me so I find it really hard to use them up. I am going to try and apply this before I go to sleep on a night and in a morning if I am not going to be wearing anything on my lips just to moisturize them from the cold weather I can imagine is coming .

I have chosen a shampoo which may seem really random to some people because you would think I would get through shampoo easy. However I picked up the wrong one and I don’t like it due to the fact it is not suited to my hair as you can see it is the John Fredia Cool Dip Bleach Blonde. If you have seen my hair you will know that is is not bleach blonde. I would say I still have about 1/4 of this left because I am only using it once a week, I am rotating it with another shampoo I don’t just wash my hair once a week. I have been using this since around the start of the year so as you can imagine I really do want this out of my collection.

Next you may think is a strange one due to the fact it is almost full yes this is true I have only used it a handful of times the maximum of around 5. The reason I have decided that I want to use up Lush’s  Salted Coconut Scrub is the fact that I am unsure if I love the product anymore and I know that Lush products are best used fresh. This product actually makes me think of playdough which is not something that I want to be using in the shower if I can help it as it is not the nicest scent. I might change my opinon on this product as time goes on and I use it more. I tend to use a scrub around twice a week once when I have a bath and the other time usually in the shower. I am unsure if I will get through it all but I want to make a huge dent.I have a fair few scrubs to use up before I can purchase my holy grail which is Ocean Salt from Lush. 

You can see a pattern emerging I am trying to use this Lush Facemask up as well it is the mask of magnanimity.  The reason I want to use this up is due to the fact I have had it open way longer than I should have an it is starting to get a bit gross on the outside maybe because I leave it in the bathroom. Around half of this product has been used up so I only have another half to go roughly as you can see. I use this around once a week when I am having a bath I really do love this product and would repurchase however I may get a smaller tub next time so it doesn’t go like this one has. I love how minty this is and how it really helps with any breakouts I have so if you have not tried it this is one which I would recommend.

The final product that I have to use up is another Lush product and it is the Let the good times roll cleanser. This smells like cake mixture to me as you can see I have not used a huge amount of this one either and if I don’t watch it will go off. I have popped this tub in my shower to motivate me to use it when I am in the shower. It isn’t really one I would repurchase because of the smell it is a bit to sweet for me when I am using it early morning however I guess I could start using it on a night instead . We will see how I feel when if I manage to use it up before Christmas
Have you ever attempted a challenge like this or want to join me let me know below in the comments.
Charlotte x